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    List of Popular MP3 Car Keyboards


    Keyboard: Fellows Stowaway USB Keyboard
    Pros: Extra Small, portable, foldable
    Cons: Price, no mouse, not wireless
    Info: USB

    http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...333&pfp=BROWSE

    Review:http://www.epiacenter.com/modules.ph...howpage&pid=28


    Keyboard: Parex Wireless Multimedia Keyboard w/ Intellipont Mouse
    Pros: Small, Wireless, integrated mouse
    Cons:IR, not RF, needs batteries
    Info: PS/2

    http://www.softwareandstuff.com/acc_...ithintmse.html

    Info: http://www.parex.com.tw/product_wire...ard_ir9703.htm


    Keyboard: Mini-Virtually Indestructible Keyboard
    Pros: Small, foldable, flexible, virtually indestructable (hence the name ^)
    Cons: not wireless, price (not too bad), no mouse
    Info: USB, Other larger models availble, and at other stores

    http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...643&pfp=SEARCH


    Keyboard: Zippy Slim Media Keyboard
    Pros: Small, Illuminated Keys
    Cons: not wireless, Price unkown, source uknown, no mouse
    Info: USB

    http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q...earch&scoring=p

    Info: http://www.byteccusa.com/product/keyboard/KB-EL-610.htm
    Review: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1364


    Keybord: Mini RF(Radio Frequency) Wireless Keyboard with Trackball - Black
    Pros: Many Extra Keys, built in Trackball
    Cons: Larger than most, Pricey, Needs Battaries
    Info: PS/2

    http://www.buyextras.com/mirfwimukebl.html
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    Thanks Jol.

    I think that having a product guide like this for other mp3 car things like mobo's, cases, lcd's, gps's etc. would be good. I'm in and out of the scene some, so if someone could email me if they want info for keyboards added, that would be good. If the guides are made, it would be nice for them to be stickied too.
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    For those with Linux and touchscreens:



    Pros: Wireless, No battieres, Very Programable, small, available in several different languages. Big Pro, it's Free...

    Cons: You need the X Window System (Linux).

    http://member.nifty.ne.jp/tsato/xvkbd/

    This may be considered off topic cause it's a OSK but it's still serves the same purpose.

    Edited to read just the X-Window system. Technically you don't need a touchscreen for this, a mouse works fine too....

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    I really like that idea funk k. Just dont know what x windows is yet.

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    thast last mini rf is the one i have but mine is usb
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphonsus
    I really like that idea funk k. Just dont know what x windows is yet.
    then you dont know linux
    92 Taurus SHO - Daily driver - Epia M10000 80GB 512mb 7" touchscreen, Opus PSU etc

    93 Black SHO - 30mpg cruiser

    90 Silver SHO - 419whp fun/project car, CarPC to come (for tuning)

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    i used to run xvkbd when i was too lazy to reach over to the keyboard. used to fill out entire customer reports using a mouse while reclining. They paid me by the hour, and had comfortable chairs. What can i say? :}

    But there are also OSKs for win32, quick search on google:
    http://members.aol.com/Leithauser/nokeys.html

    doesnt look as tasty as xvkbd though.

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    True mugu,
    It sure is a dandy of a program. BTW, Ya should have used an RF presenter type mouse. Would have taken you even longer.

    If you don't know what the X-Window System is, go download a copy of Red Hat Linux (one of the easier distros out there today). That is of course if you have an older PC laying around not doing anything. You may be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use and how much more stable it is than most Windows products. Most folks in these types of Hobbies aren't computer newbies and hack Windows to be just the way they want it. Linux is like that out of the box. You make it do what you want and nothing more.

    Don't wanna hijack this thread though. If you are interested in Linux for your carpc, go ahead and start a thread on it. I'm sure myself and others here would be happy to help. In the meantime, check out http://justlinux.com/forum/ Good folks there that are happy to help.

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    Just to let people know, that Zippy keyboard I believe is sold at www.thinkgeek.com. At least, my roommate got one from there recently (don't know price). It's not bad. Slightly smaller than normal, sealed keypad so you don't have to worry about dirt or water getting in, looks purdy.

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